Italian Pastries

Of all the dessert recipes I have tried, Italian pastries have to be one of my favorites, and with so many regional dessert recipes from this beautiful country, there is no shortage of ideas. These "Italian Pastries," look light, flaky and amazing, when you hear about Italian cooking with Nonna, you just know the recipes are going to be great. Italian desserts and pastries have developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots as far back as the fourth century. There are many Italian pastries to try some of which include bacilli, biscotti, biscotti regina, bocconotto, bombolone, cannoli, ciarduna, nocciolini di cans, pandora, pevarini, pignolata, pignolo (macaroon), puzzle, singe, sfogliatelle, struffoli, sorta cappers, zippuli and zeppole.

The bocconotto is an Italian pastry popular in the Italian regions of Apulia, Abruzzo, and Calabria and most often eaten at Christmas. Sfogliatelle is an Italian pastry shell shaped filled pastry. The zeppole is an Italian pastry consisting of a deep fried dough ball that is dusted with powdered sugar and sometimes filled with various sweets. Biscotti is a harder type of bread like pastry, almost like a cookie and they are great to dip into coffee to make them softer. You can get many different types of biscotti too, like chocolate biscotti, almond biscotti or vanilla biscotti. Cannoli is also a great Italian dessert, with a nice light and flaky pastry cone or tube with whipped cream or some ricotta cheese mixed with honey inside of it. They are all so delicious! The list of delicious Italian desserts is even more lengthy than the list of American desserts, each looking just as amazing as the one before it. We do enjoy many of these desserts, thanks to the Italians in our cities and communities. Or maybe you are lucky enough to have an Italian friend that will share their food with you!

This Cooking With Nonna website has lots of photos of amazing Italian cooking, you can also find NonnaTV on the internet, where you can join Rosella and her Italian grandmothers for the best Italian recipes. She also has youtube videos and a cooking with Nonna show. I can't imagine a better place to learn the art of Italian cooking, than with an Italian grandmother. On this site you will find Italian Cuisine, Italian food, Italian recipes, Italian culture, Italian American lifestyle, and travel to Italy and Italian music. It is your one stop shop for all things Italian! Users can even join the site and share their very own Italian recipes that have been passed down from their Nonnas! Such a fun community that we could all learn so much from. If you want to learn how to cook some authentic Italian food, without leaving your own home, than this is the perfect spot to learn! Head over to 'Cooking with Nonna" for more by following the link in the section below!

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